Loire Valley Castles Day Trip: Chambord, Cheverny And Chenonceau - Paris

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Overview

Take a day tour from Paris to visit the three most famous chateaux of the Loire Valley: beautiful Chenonceau Castle, privately owned Chateau de Cheverny and, perhaps most magnificent of them all, the Chateau de Chambord. You'll witness the glamour and grandeur of French royalty and aristocracy, and gain insights into "castle life" in these Renaissance riverside castles.

Highlights

  • Day trip (destination A to B)
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • All entrance fees included
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point

Know More about this tour

The largest of the Loire castles, the turreted Chambord Castle was built for King Francois 1st as a hunting lodge. The intricate stone "double helix" staircase leading up to the spires and turrets of the rooftop terrace is thought to have been designed by Leonardo da Vinci.

Cheverny Castle is the most beautifully furnished of the Loire Valley castles, with a fine collection of 17th-century furniture. Herge, the Belgian creator of Tintin, based his Marlinspike Hall (Moulinsart) on Cheverny Castle.

Chenonceau Chateau was built over the River Cher in traditional Renaissance style, and is known as the Chateau des Dames (the Ladies' Castle) because of the influence of the famous women who lived there. The chateau was built in 1513 by Catherine Briconnet, embellished by Diance de Poitiers and Catherine de Medicis, and saved from destruction during the Revolution by Madame Dupin.

Guests traveling in Winter (November 1-March 31) also receive a typical lunch and drink. During the summer (April 1 - October 31) lunch is not included but the guide will advise on places to eat. From April 1st, you will visit 2 Castles ; Chenonceau & Chambord and you will have Wine tastings to develop your palate! Amboise will replace Chambord Castle on Mondays & Saturdays iduring Summer time 2018



Please note: On Mondays and Saturdays, the tour will visit Amboise instead of Cheverny.

Inclusions for Loire Valley Castles Day Trip: Chambord, Cheverny And Chenonceau

  • Skip the Line entrance to 3 castles ( until end March 2018)
  • Return transport from Paris by air-conditioned coach
  • Professional guide
  • Skip the Line entrance to 2  castles + Wine tastings ( From April 1st  2018)
  • Hotel pickup if option chosen

Exclusions for Loire Valley Castles Day Trip: Chambord, Cheverny And Chenonceau

  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

On Mondays & Saturdays in summer (April - October), you will visit Amboise instead of Chambord

Skip the Line entrance to 2  castles + Wine tastings ( From April 1st  2018)

Not wheelchair accessible

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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839 reviews by the users

  • Bus was clean and very comfortable. Our guide Christiane was FANTASTIC. Lunch was lovely. Perfect day.

  • This tour was amazing!

  • This was a great tour, you get to ride across France country side and see three amazing castles

  • Beautiful day trip from Paris.

  • Long day but well worth it. Three beautiful castles in Loire Valley. Lunch was also good value with very good food choices.

  • Our guide, Martine, was very good, very well informed and spoke very good English. It was definitely worth the long 3 hour drive and I would recommend it. However, in retrospect, going to only two chateaux would have been better. I think the 3rd chateau,Cheverny, was a throw away. It was not very interesting and the family is trying to make money so made a deal with Lego to include Lego sculptures throughout the chateau. Very tacky. The tour would have been 5 star, just perfect, had it only visited Chambord and Chenonceau, which were lovely and exactly what I pictured when I think of Loire Valley chateaux. Adding the 3rd chateau made for a longer drive and less time at each chateau. Lunch was also rushed as we had no choice but to eat at the Chenonceau cafeteria which was super crowded with very long lines.

  • It was good but long, especially with kids.

  • This was a great tour organized, not too large of a group, and things ran on time. Our English guide was great Martine. We opted to meet near the Louvre vs. hotel pick up -- tip: be on time they leave promptly. Three Chateaus does not sound like a lot, but it is a lot of time driving from place to place and makes the day very long. I think two would have been better Chambord and Chenonceau the last one -- Cheverny -- was a bit of a throw away for me. It's overtly monetized I found the Lego displays distracting. There is only one lunch option at Cheateau Chenonceau the line was long and slow, but the food was good. This is worth mentioning since your time at each Chateau is limited. Would recommend this tour.

  • This tour was amazing!

  • This was a wonderful trip. I learned a great deal about the history lessons, especially in regard to the Chateau de Chenonceau. The bus tour is a easy to get to the Loire Valley from Paris.

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